South African Ernie Els won the British Open by one stroke from Adam Scott after the Australian suffered an extraordinary late collapse on an incident-packed final day.
Former world number one Tiger Woods will play alongside Sergio García and Justin Rose in the opening two rounds of this week's British Open.
Since Tiger Woods won the 2008 US Open 15 different players have claimed golf's elite championships and the former world number one is favorite to land his 15th major at this week's British Open.
Tiger Woods is a patient man but he waited in vain for the touch of magic he needed to climb up the leaderboard in benign conditions in the British Open third round.
Tiger Woods, who skipped this month's US Open with leg injuries, said he was not sure whether he would be ready to play in the British Open.
Tiger Woods has pulled out of next week's British Open because of ongoing problems with his left leg, the former world number one said, meaning he will miss a second straight major.
Former British Open golf champion Mark O'Meara has withdrawn from next week's championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes because of injury, organisers said.